Journal article

Grey matter volume in developmental speech and language disorder

Lauren Pigdon, Catherine Willmott, Sheena Reilly, Gina Conti-Ramsden, Christian Gaser, Alan Connelly, Angela T Morgan

Brain Structure and Function | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2019

Abstract

Developmental language disorder (DLD) and developmental speech disorder (DSD) are common, yet their etiologies are not well understood. Atypical volume of the inferior and posterior language regions and striatum have been reported in DLD; however, variability in both methodology and study findings limits interpretations. Imaging research within DSD, on the other hand, is scarce. The present study compared grey matter volume in children with DLD, DSD, and typically developing speech and language. Compared to typically developing controls, children with DLD had larger volume in the right cerebellum, possibly associated with the procedural learning deficits that have been proposed in DLD. Child..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Child Language


Awarded by NHMRC CRE Moving Ahead


Awarded by CRE in Child Language


Funding Acknowledgements

LP is funded by an Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship. AM is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Career (NHMRC) Development Fellowship #607315 and Practitioner Fellowship #1105008; NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Child Language #1023493; NHMRC CRE Moving Ahead #1023043; and HEARing Collaborative Research Centre. This research is also supported by the CRE in Child Language #1023493 and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Thank you to Angela Mayes, Cristina Mei, and Sarah Barton for assistance with data collection.